Rep. Barrett invites residents to upcoming coffee hours

State Rep. Tom Barrett invites residents to join him for a cup of coffee and conversation during his local coffee hours. The meet-and-greet will take place Wednesday, June 27 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Riverside Café located at 420 E. Capital Ave., in Bellevue. “I always look forward to talking with people of…

Rep. Barrett: Buy American Act critical to national defense and state’s economic engine

A resolution proposed by state Rep. Tom Barrett urging the president to place increased emphasis on the Buy American Act today was approved by the Michigan House. The Buy American Act of 1933 ensures public money is directed to domestically produced products. The plan provided preference to domestic sources of both unmanufactured and manufactured goods…

House approves Rep. Barrett’s plan to honor fallen Staff Sgt. Duane J. Dreasky

Legislation renames portion of M-5 in Novi The Michigan House this week unanimously approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Tom Barrett to rename a portion of M-5 in the city of Novi as the Staff Sgt. Duane J. Dreasky Memorial Highway. Barrett said the signs will be displayed between the intersections with 13 Mile Road…

Rep. Barrett proposals highlight Army Warrant Officer Corps, PTSI awareness

State Rep. Tom Barrett, of Charlotte, today introduced a pair of House resolutions regarding the U.S. military. HR 352 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Army Warrant Officer Corps. On July 9, 1918, the U.S. witnessed the birth of what is one of the Army’s most highly skilled group of men and women proudly serving…

Rep. Barrett plan offering support to young crime victims advances

Legislation allows support dogs in Michigan courtrooms State Rep. Tom Barrett’s plan to assist young and vulnerable victims with testifying in court was overwhelmingly approved today by the Michigan House. Barrett’s bill allows courtroom support dogs to sit at the feet of young witnesses when they take the stand to testify in sex abuse, child…

Rep. Barrett invites residents to upcoming coffee hours

State Rep. Tom Barrett invites residents to join him for a cup of coffee and conversation during his local coffee hours. The meet-and-greet will take place Friday, May 25 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Charlotte Community Library located at 226 Bostwick St. S., in Charlotte. “I always look forward to the opportunity to…

Rep. Barrett unveils bill as part of Energy Freedom plan

Legislator’s measure lets more people use clean energy   PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Tom Barrett (R-Charlotte) discusses the bipartisan Energy Freedom legislation during a Tuesday news conference in the Capitol building. Rep. Barrett’s bill will raise the limit on the number of people who can offset their electric costs by using renewable energy. Rep. Barrett…

Bipartisan package of bills introduced to support clean energy

A bipartisan package of five bills removing regulatory barriers to clean energy producers will be unveiled during a news conference in Lansing Tuesday. State Rep. Gary Glenn (R-Williams Township), chair of the House Energy Policy Committee, said the five-bill measure restores fair-value pricing for renewable energy sold back to utility companies. Bill sponsors are Rep….

Rep. Barrett issues statement on MPSC ending net metering

Energy costs will add expenses to farming families State Rep. Tom Barrett of Charlotte, chair of the House Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Michigan Public Service Commission’s ruling that ends net metering in Michigan: “I have heard from agricultural leaders about the high cost of energy in Michigan and the…

Rep. Barrett invites residents to upcoming coffee hours

State Rep. Tom Barrett invites residents to join him for a cup of coffee and conversation during his local coffee hours. The meet-and-greet will take place Wednesday, April 25 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Dimitri’s Restaurant located at 6334 W. Saginaw Highway, in Lansing. “I always look forward to the opportunity to meet with…

Rep. Barrett plan allows young victims to utilize courtroom support dogs

State Rep. Tom Barrett was joined today by Reagan, Eaton County’s canine advocate, while speaking before the House Judiciary Committee in support of his plan to help young and vulnerable victims who testify in court. Barrett’s bill allows courtroom support dogs to sit at the feet of certain victims while they take the stand to…